Around 5000 dope samples to be taken during Tokyo Olympics 2020

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The International Testing Agency (ITA) has told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that around 5000 samples will be taken for dope testing during and outside the competition at the time of the Tokyo Olympics. The ITA said it has already implemented the most comprehensive anti-doping program ever before the Games.


The ITA gave this information during the 138th session of the IOC. The opening ceremony of the Games will be held on 23 July. The IOC received the latest updates on the anti-doping program from both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the ITA. Apart from this, the report of the International Sports Tribunal (ICAS) was also presented for discussion.


During the anti-doping system for the Tokyo Games, both the trial and punishment will be independent of the IOC. The Anti-Doping Department of ITA and Sports Arbitration (CAS ADD) will deal with these matters. The ITA said it plans to collect about 5,000 urine and blood samples during and after the Games in collaboration with Tokyo and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA).


Leaders of 15 countries will be present at the opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, affected by the Kovid epidemic, will take place, but it is being kept largely limited. Leaders of around 15 countries are expected to be present during the inauguration ceremony. According to reports in Japan, the number of people who will be present in the stadium in private during the ceremony maybe around 1000. Go

The Pan government's Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Keto said the decision was taken to limit the presence of people during the opening ceremony at the National Stadium as part of the organizers' effort to control the risk of infection from the COVID-19 pandemic. Kaito said about 70 cabinet-level officials are also expected to visit Japan. He said that there is still uncertainty about the number of VIPs who will be present during the opening ceremony.